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Legally Banned: An Overview of President Trump’s Immigration Bans

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, Foreign Relations, Immigration, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By: Ammar Hussain On January 27, 2017, seven days after taking office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed to bar immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States due to national security concerns. The countries included Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive order also aimed to reduce the […]

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The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security  /  Comments Off on The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By: Rachel Bauer In a referendum on September 25, 2017, approximately 92% of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds in northern Iraq voted to back secession. The Kurds have been semi-autonomous since the end of the Gulf War in 1991; however, they remain officially part of Iraq, and as such cannot act entirely independently. This […]

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The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Foreign Relations, International Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By: Sam Cutler On October 13, 2017, President Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organization pursuant to Executive Order 13224. E.O. 13224, signed in the aftermath of September 11th, authorizes the State and Treasury departments to designate individuals and entities involved in acts of international terrorism, […]

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The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  Border Security, Featured, International Law, International Security  /  Comments Off on The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By: Irving Vidal Terrazas   Over the last eighteen months, the long lasting stable relationship between Mexico and the United States (U.S.) has changed dramatically. The new U.S. presidential administration has brought to question many of the latent issues affecting both nations, including security, immigration, economic growth, and the divergence of strategies. The changes directly affect […]

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Cryptocurrency: The Hard Truth of Regulating a Revolutionary, Decentralized Market

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Cybersecurity, International Law, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Cryptocurrency: The Hard Truth of Regulating a Revolutionary, Decentralized Market

By: Halie Peacher, January 5, 2018 Cryptocurrency is a market system that runs off of a limited entry network that is altered when specific conditions are fulfilled within blockchain. Consider it like writing a check and sending the check in the mail. The money is within your bank account and does not transfer until someone […]

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